Saturday, May 24, 2008

Spencer Spit

Wow, we really have been getting out a bunch here lately. The heater install has made these early season excursions downright nice.

We ended up leaving early Friday morning so that we could meet with BJ and Tricia. We hadn't seen them in a while and it was nice to hook up. We had a nice dinner and spent the evening playing games. The next day several folks from Bellingham showed up and they had a mini raft up. We decided to bail on the raftup since the wind was a bit stronger than I was liking.

On Saturday, my outboard really started pissing me off so I decided to completely rebuild the carburetor. These are the thing that we like to do in the wilderness. Luckily I had a can of carb cleaner and a bucket. I pulled the whole thing apart four time cleaning out the gunk. Each time I would put it back together, it would start working and quite. I would pull it apart and find more gunk in the jets. After pulling apart everything in the fuel system except for the fuel pump and reassembling everything, I finally gave in and pulled apart the fuel pump. Of course there was all kinds of little pieces of shellac in the pump. The source of the goo. After a final reassembly everything started working fine. Of course, that night I decided to motor ashore and the motor quit about half way there! This time I ran out of gas. Geez. What a bonehead I am sometimes. However, now the motor runs great and I can work on fixing some other things.

Not a bad place to hang for the weekend.

The Old Cabin at Spencer Spit

The obligatory Bruno photo

As always, more photos can be found by clicking on the link below:

2008_05_23 - Spencer Spit

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